Google Updates Goggles for Android and iPhone
Google today provided an update for its Goggles visual search tool for both the Android and iOS platforms. First, Goggles performs much faster at scanning barcodes. Second, Goggles can now recognize print advertisements. Google says that Goggles can be used to take pictures of ads, which Google will then search for and return web-based results depending on the content in the ad. Google says the new feature works with all U.S.-based newspapers and magazines from August 2010 forward. The updates for both Android and iOS versions of Goggles are free.
Google Now On Tap Lets You Search Selected Text and Images
Google today announced an update to its Now On Tap feature for devices running Android 6.0 Marshmallow. Moving forward, users will be able to highlight the exact set of text they'd like to search via Now On Tap.
Bing for iPhone Let's You Search via Pictures
Microsoft has updated its Bing search application for the iPhone and added the ability to search for images captured by the camera. The tool, similar to Google Goggles, lets users take a picture and then use the picture to perform a search.
LG Begins Selling G5 Friends Directly Online
LG today made the G5 Friends accessories available for purchase from its web site. Consumers can buy the CAM Plus ($70), 360 CAM ($200), 360 VR goggles ($200), and Tone Platinum headphones ($200) to go with their G5.
Google Releases Dedicated YouTube VR App for Daydream
Google today made available YouTube VR, a separate app for Daydream View owners to find and consume virtual reality video content. Google says the content available within the app was all shot in 360-degrees to create immersive videoscapes and environments for exploration.
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